Nato raid 'kills Afghan civilians'

Villagers in Ghazni province say military operation left innocent people dead.

     

    A joint Afghan-Nato raid has outraged Afghan villagers, who claim innocent civilians were killed.

    The operation took place in the village of Haiderabad in Ghazni province early on Friday morning.

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    The raid began when the doors to a compound were blown open. Witnesses say soldiers came in shooting while families lay asleep.

    Locals say two of the men killed had no connections with the Taliban whatsoever, but were rather a baker and a grocer.

    Troops also made two arrests.
     
    David Chater reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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